MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United has confirmed that David Moyes has left the club, with senior player/coach Ryan Giggs taking over as caretaker-boss.
The struggling defending English Premier League champions confirmed the widespread reports in several national newspapers on Monday, while it is understood that Moyes was fired by vice-chairman Ed Woodward during a meeting at the club’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday.
“Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club,” a release said on Manchester United official website at www.manutd.com.
“The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.”
Giggs has been handed the role of bossing the team when they host Norwich in their next Premier League game on Saturday.
“Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made,” a statement said.
“The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded.”
Outgoing Holland boss Louis van Gaal is the early bookies’ favourite to become the next Manchester United permanent manager, while Borussia Dortmund’s boss Jurgen Klopp and Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone are also in the running.